The last several weeks have been peppered with sudden and unanticipated deaths. More than just a couple and all were people of my age – in their mid-50s. It is very sobering, to be sure. Any death, but especially those that are so unexpected, can lead us to question and ponder many things. I have… Read More Promises – not Platitudes
Today marks another birthday. Another birthday that should have been – but will be missed. My sweet Tyler, who has been in Heaven for thirteen years, would have been twenty-seven. Yes, a grown man with, no doubt, a family and home of his own, but we still would have made a big deal of his… Read More Reflections on Another Birthday
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is start. The beginning of something…maybe even the date something began. As in a marriage:) My marriage began 34 years ago tomorrow. Hard to believe – yet here are just five minutes worth of my thoughts. START – When I tell someone that I have been married for over… Read More Thirty-Four Years of Marriage
If you caught my Instagram this morning, you would have seen a beautiful photo from my son’s rock climbing this weekend on the “Billy Goat Trail” in Potomac. You might have also read my recap of a thought from a devotional my husband and I read today. It said, very loosely quoted, that a busy… Read More A Cheap Substitute for the Abundant Life
As a teenager, I often cringed when the announcement was made that an upcoming service would include time for testimonies. Admittedly, I still struggle – or even cringe – with these services. These days, I can be crippled by unexplained anxiety for any type of open forum public speaking. Not just in church services but… Read More Reason to Give Testimony
Last night we met friends for the last outdoor concert of the summer season. We look forward to these evenings – for the music, the great weather and, especially, for the time to catch up with our friends. Social media and texting are good but nothing beats some face to face conversation. Just sayin. It… Read More Looking Back – Yes? or No?
Another month almost in the history books. With school back in session and all the windows open, summer feels like it has come to an end. Actually, there is one whole week left in August and, yes, fall is not official for days after that but, really, summer seems done. So, a look back at… Read More A Little Letters Look At August (2019)
It seems different topics come (and go) in waves. You hear it mentioned it once, twice and, suddenly, every conversation, post, and even sermon is about that topic. Some of that might simply be in my head but I do think “buzzwords” are a real thing. I even looked up the definition – “a word… Read More Don’t Just Talk About It
I’m curious. When you were in school….did classes resume before or after Labor Day?? We always started back the Tuesday after Labor Day. Granted, that was years (um, decades) ago but I thought it was the norm. Until my own children went to school and their new school year always began on the Tuesday just… Read More Time for a Priority Check
GiddyUp Junction….that’s where I’ve been all week. It has been VBS week at our church. Seems a bit late in the season but it was a good way to finish up the summer and prepare for the new school year – which is, somehow, already here. The theme, this year, was cowboy/western and took place… Read More Not Again?!?